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    • By Andytizer
      Another year has passed and now PCGamingWiki has entered its 3rd year. It's amazing that we've been able to create such a fantastic resource that thousands of PC gamers rely on and trust.
       
      In terms of site health, we've seen phenomenal progress with nearly 50% growth in traffic compared to our 2nd year. The impressive visitor statistics, seen below, speak for themselves:
       
      We've also managed to consolidate our donations and launch a successful Patreon campaign with, at the time of writing, $118 dollars being donated by 47 patrons. Our thanks to everyone who has chosen to donate through the campaign or directly via PayPal - you are helping to support us and to keep the lights on.
       
      There's also some exciting news about the PCGamingWiki Browser Extension we'll be publicising and launching this week, as well as work on a new wiki skin which will be announced in the future. Many thanks to Soeb and Nicereddy for their work on this.
      As a way of showing appreciation to our fantastic contributors, I'd like to carry on the tradition of providing Steam Gift Cards for those who have helped us out the most. These rewards will go to:
       
      £50 Steam Gift Card - Garrett, LDK, Nicereddy, Pridit, Soeb
      £20 Steam Gift Card - Mirh, Ratchet302, Suicide_machine, ThatOneReaper
       
      I'd also particularly like to thank Soeb who has taken on the enormous responsibility of server administration, as well as contributing to articles, PR and research and development work.
       
      Many thanks for the help from everyone else - the PC Report writers, the moderators, the editors, the anonymous contributors and everyone who tweets and writes and direct people to the site - thank you.
       
      Every day new games are being released in a buggy and incomplete state - and older games have issues working on newly released operating systems. My hope is that that PCGamingWiki continues to be the essential resource for the PC gaming community well into the future. Let's fix PC gaming.
       
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    • By Andytizer
      We've also managed to consolidate our donations and launch a successful Patreon campaign with, at the time of writing, $118 dollars being donated by 47 patrons. Our thanks to everyone who has chosen to donate through the campaign or directly via PayPal - you are helping to support us and to keep the lights on.

      There's also some exciting news about the PCGamingWiki Browser Extension we'll be publicising and launching this week, as well as work on a new wiki skin which will be announced in the future. Many thanks to Soeb and Nicereddy for their work on this.
      As a way of showing appreciation to our fantastic contributors, I'd like to carry on the tradition of providing Steam Gift Cards for those who have helped us out the most. These rewards will go to:

      £50 Steam Gift Card - Garrett, LDK, Nicereddy, Pridit, Soeb
      £20 Steam Gift Card - Mirh, Ratchet302, Suicide_machine, ThatOneReaper

      I'd also particularly like to thank Soeb who has taken on the enormous responsibility of server administration, as well as contributing to articles, PR and research and development work.

      Many thanks for the help from everyone else - the PC Report writers, the moderators, the editors, the anonymous contributors and everyone who tweets and writes and direct people to the site - thank you.

      Every day new games are being released in a buggy and incomplete state - and older games have issues working on newly released operating systems. My hope is that that PCGamingWiki continues to be the essential resource for the PC gaming community well into the future. Let's fix PC gaming.
    • By Andytizer
      The site has changed a great deal: visually there is the introduction of IP Board community features and the tweaking of the main Wiki skin to accommodate this, which has brought forums and articles to the forefront.
       
      We have also done a fantastic job on keeping up to date with new releases, succeeding in one of the main goals I set out for us in 2013. I'd like to thank Pridit for making this possible by taking on many new responsibilities in my absence, including managing notable releases, PR and review codes.
       
      We have also introduced the blog which has gone through a few iterations until it reached its current form. I'd like to thank all of our contributors and LDK in particular for his fantastic detailed work on creating a record number of 'PC Report' articles. I still have big plans for the blog, which I hope to update on a much more frequent basis.
       
      This was also the year of big project pages, like the migration of The Big List of 3rd Party DRM on Steam, as well as the continued success of the GOG.com Enhancement Project and the List of Local Multiplayer Games. I'd like to thank Nicereddy and Garrett for managing and developing these project pages.
       
      However I believe that the biggest improvements to the site has come through the overhaul of the back-end of pages and the development of Semantic MediaWiki by Soeb, most likely consisting of hundreds of hours of work behind the scenes. In short, PCGamingWiki is being transformed from a set of static pages into a fully interactive database, the wonderful possibilities of which we hope to fully explore in 2014.
       
      Traffic levels have also been fantastic. I would never have imagined it was possible for a site like this to reach these levels, but it's now a regular occurence for us to receive 10,000 unique visitors a day, visiting organically with no big push on forums or social media. It's a testament to how the quality of our content has improved over the last year, and how important our place is in the PC gaming community.
       
      I regularly see PCGamingWiki regularly mentioned on YouTube videos, blog articles and forums. Thank you to all those who have ever helped to spread the word. The more visitors we receive, the higher the chance we gain new community members and potential editors to help keep the site up to date.
       
      I'd also like to thank JRWR for all his work on the server back-end, the maintenance of the dedicated server and the many times he has pulled all-nighters to restore lost data at critical moments. The server magic he's pulled has given us fantastic speed that has made the very most out of our limited server capacity.
       
      I'd like to take the time to thank everyone who made this website such a success, especially our moderators, blog writers, project leaders and major contributors. To show my appreciation for everyone's work I have decided to award Steam Wallet vouchers to the following contributors:
       
      £40
      LDK
      Garrett
      Nicereddy
      Pridit
      Soeb
      JRWR
       
      £20
      Hungry eyes
      Masked Turk
      Mirh
      Newmansan
      ThunderKnight
      Netko
      Suicide_machine
       
      People who are rewarded are free to claim the Steam Wallet code from me or an equivalent value gift from Steam or Green Man Gaming. To claim your reward please PM me, and I'll be arranging delivery codes to delivered by the end of the week.
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